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Odd but true: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter

Posted yesterday in National

Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter.

 

 

Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite

Posted yesterday in National

Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

 

 

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Posted yesterday in National

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

 

 

Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

 

Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.

 

 

Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.

 

 

Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree -- except when they don't

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.

 

 

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.

 

 

Carly Fiorina ends Republican bid for President

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.

 

 

Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president "without an ounce of regret" on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary.

 

 

Clinton struggles to win over younger women

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President.

 

 

Rubio eyes brokered convention after New Hampshire setback

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

 

 

New adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' heads to Broadway

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch -- are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin.

 

 

Gov't sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

 

 

Woman imprisoned in girl's running death on life support

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

An Alabama woman serving life without parole in her granddaughter's running death is on life support after a possible heart attack.

 

 

Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.

 

 

Alabama bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down.

 

 

Architecture of white supremacy still evokes pain

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

 

 

Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.

 

 

Exit polls: NH Democrats trust Sanders

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters he is more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, pointing to a potential liability for the former secretary of state as the race for president moves to Nevada and South Carolina, according to exit poll results.

 

 

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